Irrigation New Zealand

Gain the skills and knowledge to manage irrigation on a large or small scale property. Learn the skills to become the key decision maker overseeing irrigation for commercial agriculture, horticulture, sports grounds or public recreation facilities. The Level 4 NZQA certificate in Irrigation Management has a duration of seven months over the irrigation season .You will need to have access to an irrigated property, on which you can base the on-the-job evidence collection required for assessment.

 

At the end of this programme, you’ll be able to:

  • Determine the irrigation requirements for a commercial agriculture or horticulture property, irrigation scheme or sports or public recreation amenity
  • Carry out effective irrigation scheduling
  • Make proactive decisions about the maintenance and replacement of irrigation equipment

Assessment requirements:

  • A completed design brief for a property
  • Evidence portfolio of decisions made and tasks carried out over an irrigation season
  • Completed operation and maintenance manual with schedule of work carried out over a season

Course Materials:

The following course materials will be provided to you

  • Evidence portfolio outlining all the assessment requirements.
  • Learning materials including worked examples, INZ templates and guidelines.

Click here to see the latest training events

 

For further information please contact:

Kate Mills 03 974 1425 , qualifications@irrigationnz.co.nz

INZ office 03 341 2225

 

 

 

NEWS

Why tax irrigation to improve rivers if irrigated regions already have more swimmable rivers?

16th August 2017

IrrigationNZ is further challenging Labour’s plan to tax water used for irrigation to fund the clean-up of rivers after an analysis of the latest Ministry for the Environment data on water quality showed rivers in areas with irrigation are more….. Read more

‘Let’s Answer This’ – Questions mounting as New Zealanders demand answers on water tax

15th August 2017

‘Let’s Answer This’, a campaign to get key questions on Labour’s proposed water tax answered is gathering momentum –  while the fundamentals remain unclear. The questions were sent to Labour Party leader Jacinda Ardern on Friday 11th August by non….. Read more

“Labour – Let’s Answer This” – New Zealander’s deserve answers on water tax

11th August 2017

In the absence of a policy from the Labour Party, the organisation representing irrigating farmers is seeking answers from Labour Leader Jacinda Ardern on how a new water tax on irrigation might work. “The Labour Party’s glib and misleading announcement….. Read more

Water conservation order threatens 1800 jobs in Hawke’s Bay and iconic Kiwi produce and wine

3rd August 2017

New Zealanders’ access to affordable local apples and stonefruit, along with around 1800 jobs in Hawke’s Bay, are under threat from a proposal to impose a water conservation order on the Ngaruroro River, says Irrigation New Zealand. The proposed water….. Read more

New irrigation rules could hurt Canterbury economy

25th July 2017

Irrigation New Zealand has lodged an appeal against new Environment Canterbury irrigation rules it says are unachievable and which could affect the viability of farming in Canterbury. It is estimated that irrigation contributes over $5 billion to New Zealand’s economy…… Read more

EVENTS

New Zealand Certificate in Irrigation System Performance Assessment

September 18 @ 8:30 am - September 20 @ 5:00 pm

Gain the skills and knowledge to carry out assessments of irrigation systems in order to determine how efficiently they are operating. This Level 4 NZQA certificate runs for 7 months and requires some previous knowledge and experience in irrigation. You….. Read more

Irrigation Operator and Manager Training – Cromwell

September 26 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Proudly supported by our Training Partners             TRAINING FOR IRRIGATION OPERATORS AND MANAGERS – IMPROVE YOUR IRRIGATION SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE CROMWELL Where:  Otago Polytech, Bannockburn Rd, Cromwell – Rm 12 When: 10am- 4pm Tuesday 26th September 2017 Cost: IrrigationNZ Members $350 +GST….. Read more

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